It’s almost certain that, though not officially, Google will be launching its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at its event today and while there are no official details about the smartphone from the Android 7.0 Nougat maker, here’s what we know so far about the smartphones.
For starters, the handsets will be made by HTC and will replace the Nexus range of smartphones. Google is likely to ditch its Nexus moniker in favor of Pixel for the latter moniker has already become popular thanks to launch of Android tablet and the chromebook from Google.
Considering that Google recently announced Android 7.0 Nougat, there is no better an Android version than the latest to run the Pixel and Pixel XL. Further the two devices will be the first to support Google’s Daydream VR platform.
As far as the hardware goes, Google Pixel XL will be the one to look out for considering it is going to be the flagship smartphone. It is said to feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The phone is expected to be backed by a 3,450 mAh battery.
Google Pixel on the other hand will have a 5-inch display with Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The smartphone is said to have 12-megapixel rear camera and will support 4K video recording. The front camera on it is expected to be 8-megapixel. It is expected to be backed by a 2,770 mAh battery.
Both the smartphones are expected to be dust and water-resistant with an IP53 rating. Images leaked so far indicate a dual tone design that also features glass and metal.
As far as pricing is concerned, the two devices will be much more costly than its predecessor – the Nexus range of smartphones and that’s most likely because they carry the Pixel moniker and have the latest hardware.
Canadian carrier Bell has recently shared images of Google’s new flagship device. The picture shows that the phone lacks a home button, and the capacitive touch buttons missing.